Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life I'd like to introduce you to a symbol that changed my life and forms the basis of my life's philosophy. The symbol is that of a cairn. I've gathered my thoughts together as an ebook
Zen photographers accept where they are in their own vision and skill. Though always seeking improvement, they check their desire to compare themselves with other photographers and envy other photographers’ successes. Zen photographers work within themselves to create the best possible photographs they can. They acknowledge and accept natural human insecurities and negative desires, then refocus their energies on creating compelling photographs.
The question on the table is: What gear do you need? Really need? Anyone familiar with PhotoYoga knows that this site is not much interested in the gear - this could almost be the “anti-gear” photography website. I’m not saying there isn’t a time to talk toolbox, it can just take over the conversation. ...
This week, the theme is to:
Photograph under a bridge. Bridges are meant to go over something, we often focus on the top part, but this challenge isn't just about taking photographs of bridges, it's specifically about being under a bridge - you know with the trolls. Not necessarily a place to find a beautiful or interesting photograph.
This week over on The Daily Post, the photo prompt is Place in the World. Could a travel photography blogger ask for a better prompt!!?? But this is a deceptively difficult prompt. Do I choose the place that I'm from? The sweeping plains of the midwest United States with the vast skies and minimalist landscape? This is the place… Continue reading My Place: From an Itinerant Photographer
It's no accident that most of the epic photos are taken around sunrise or sunset. It's not just the colors of the sky, but the angle of the light. Shadows are enhanced. I listen to the Improve Photography podcasts a lot and I want to acknowledge how influential Nick Page has been in my understanding… Continue reading Light, Light, Light
On the day I created this photo, I took more than 400 photos, but only one single photograph of this bridge. One shot was all it took. I was moving from one location to another to catch the setting sun behind the St. Louis Arch. The conditions weren't ideal. I was moving east over the bridge and driving (it… Continue reading One Lucky Shot
I recently noticed that one of my photos could very easily tip from the real to the surreal with just a few clicks in Photoshop. The scene was already almost unbelieveable in the original - the sky was too blue, the reflection too perfect. The landscape along the horizon was the only thing rooting this photo… Continue reading Making the Real, Surreal